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Postpartum Depression

Posted on: March 7, 2022 | Body, education, Health, Information, Motherhood, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Postpartum depression often gets lumps in with the definition of postpartum. Postpartum is defined as “after birth”. Therefore, postpartum depression is depression that occurs during the first 3 childrearing years of welcoming a child. Depression does not discriminate against sex, ethnicity, social class, culture, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  Parenthood is a beautiful mess, and navigating it alone or in despair can be overwhelming. The unknowns, the uncertainties, the fears, the . . .

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Colic

Posted on: February 22, 2022 | Babies, Doulas, education, Health, Information, Parenting, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Safety

The clock displayed “6:00pm” and just like clockwork, Evyn began wailing. Every day since turning 5 weeks old, Evyn had a tryst of fussiness at 6pm-9pm like it was her job. Nothing seemed to calm her; not a bath, not a top-off of ‘milkies’, not the soothing sounds of waves from Alexa.  Absolutely NOTHING!!! Claudia was beginning to lose her ability to stay calm. “This must be colic.” She muttered. . . .

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Postpartum Red Flags

Posted on: February 14, 2022 | Body, education, Health, Information, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

For the first time in weeks, the sun emerged in a cloudless cerulean sky, the winds were quiet, and the air teased the scents of Spring. Claudia felt a sprig of energy. At 4 weeks postpartum, Claudia was feeling good. She was happier and her body, while still not her original, was slowly finding its way back. Claudia nestled Evyn into the stroller and began a brisk walk around her . . .

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When You Don’t Love Parenthood

Posted on: February 7, 2022 | Babies, Body, Children, Famillies, Fatherhood, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships

Mornings came way too early for Claudia most days. The overnight support from her postpartum doula was a godsend in getting full rest for the day ahead, and she found herself enjoying the nightcap conversation over tea before retreating for the night. It was something about the day the afternoons that shook Claudia. Evyn was a great nap-taker and nursing was gaining traction, so what was going on with her? . . .

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Postpartum Support

Posted on: January 3, 2022 | Babies, Body, Doulas, education, Famillies, Feeding, Friendship, Health, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships, sleep, VFD Team

Claudia lied wide awake. It was 3 am. She was 5 days postpartum. Her chest was large, hard as rocks, and filled with milk that filled her breast seemingly overnight. She was in pain. Evyn lay in the bassinet next to the bed. Both were exhausted. It was a long emotional day, and Claudia wasn’t ready or willing to face another one like that.She recalled her prenatal visit with her . . .

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